It’s no secret that I love shoes, especially pumps. My latest shoe obsession is Valentino’s collection of Rockstud pumps. I want them. Every pair. The studs give these shoes such a great edginess, but they’re also still feminine to me. I really love the chevron rainbow pair below, and of course I had to include a picture of a red pair. Valentino also makes a few pairs of Rockstud booties and Rockstud flats. What?!?!? There’s a (Rock)stud for everyone!
Realistically, I will never own a pair of these shoes because I do not have the kind of budget to buy shoes at these prices (the pairs below range from $745 to $1,375 … yikes), but I can and will continue to drool over them.
Do you ever stumble across a new store and end up loving everything in it? That (sort of) happened to me over the summer when I opened my mailbox to find a Boden catalog. I had only heard of Boden at that point, and I hadn’t ever browsed the online store. When I saw the words “Great British Style” on the front of the catalog, I thought, “How have I not shopped here before!?!?!?” I immediately flipped through pages of fabulous dresses, skirts, shoes, and tops, and ended up with a very dog-earred catalog in my hands.
I remember wondering how I got on the mailing list, but the words “I don’t care!!” immediately echoed through my head. I’m certain that someone somewhere found out that I’m a bit of an Anglophile and thought, “This woman needs to get the Boden catalog. She’ll want to buy everything in it.” And they were right.
I’ve shown you some of my favorite pieces from the catalog below. How fabulous is that floral print dress? And is that a pink and red houndstooth patterned skirt? Yes! What’s on the raincoat? That would be Westminster, Big Ben, and Parliament. Oh, and the pants are a navy leopard print. Brilliant!
So, you sneaky Boden catalog people, I’m onto you. Don’t think I don’t know what you’re doing. My credit card and I are very upset with you.
Chic Tweed Shift | Roll Collar Dress | Zoe Dress | Bistro Pant (cropped pant also available) | Notre Dame Skirt | Lois Skirt | Hotchpotch Tee | Bella Top | Flat T-Bar Point | Rainy Day Mac (shorter jacket also available)
So … I love shoes. Love them. A lot … in a I’m-running-out-of-shoe-space-in-my-closet kind of way. I tend to go for pumps, but I love finding cute and comfy flats for the days when my outfit just looks better with flats or when my feet need a break from heels. Lately, I’ve been loving d’orsay flats.
D’orsay-style shoes feature a cutaway vamp and typically come in heels or flats. Nearly all the pairs I’ve seen have a pointed toe, which I think makes them look feminine. A pointed-toe flat is also a nice alternative to the rounded-toe ballet flats I have (and also love of course).
I recently bought two pairs of d’orsay flats: a black pair and a tan/gold pair. Because my feet are a little narrow, I opted to get pairs with ankle straps so they don’t slip off. I’ve worn both pairs over the past few weeks, and I’m loving them!
The black pair are the BCBGeneration Tilda d’orsay flats (available here in black, here in other colors, and similar styles here and here), and I have to say that they’re fabulous. They’re comfortable right out of the box, and the Velcro ankle strap makes it easy to get them on and off. I wore these with a cute black and white striped dress this week, and it was a great look. I’m sure that outfit will make it to the blog at some point!
The tan/gold pair are the Isaac Mizrahi New York Evelyn flats (available here, here, and here). I love the gold toe, and the leather isn’t stiff. I wore these recently with white jeans and a green and white blouse, and they might become my neutral flats for the summer.
What can I say? I love this shoe style. I would be lying if I said I hadn’t considered buying another pair — most likely in a fun, bright color — but I’m resisting.
What do you think about this style? What would you wear with flats like these?